YALSAblog posts throughout this month focused on different aspects of the Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff. Authors covered topics related to specific content areas of the Competencies – Teen Growth and Development and Cultural Competency and Responsiveness for example – and ideas related to the implications the Competencies can have on the library as an institution – for example job descriptions and policies. You can read all Competencies related posts by searching the Competencies tag on this blog.
YALSA will continue to provide opportunities for library staff to discuss and learn about the dispositions and content areas covered in the Competencies. We’ll do that through blog posts, 10 months of free webinars that begin in March, and Twitter chats that also start in March.
You can learn more about building high-quality teen services with YALSA’s wide-variety of resources. These include:
- Case Studies: Real World Examples of How Libraries are Re-Envisioning Teen Services
- Core Professional Values for the Teen Services Profession
- Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action
- Teens First Infographic
- Putting Teens First in Library Services: A Road Map
- YALSA National Research Agenda
As library staff learn more about the Competencies it would be useful to know more about the work you are doing and how the Competencies are supporting and/or changing that work. Let us know what you are noticing in the comments on this post and/or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.